Hello ladies and gents and welcome to my Christmas day post. I feel like such a lame-o for a couple of reasons: I had these two great guests posts lined up from Amanda from Mae’s Beauty Reports and Siobhan from For The Love of Nail Art & Make-up and I guess I am a big fail at scheduling post to publish automatically. I have no idea how I messed that up since wordpress makes it super easy. Well, now I’m going to publish them tomorrow–all late. 🙁 Sorry Amanda and Siobhan! I was so busy after the giveaway closed and the blog sale inquiries and then Christmas stuff came around on top of my job search stuff so I didn’t even think to follow-up on the posts I thought were going to automatically publish. So there you have it. I’m a big failure.
I had done this manicure a couple of weeks ago, and I don’t remember why it was still sitting in my drafts. Let’s look at the mani and then I’ll tell you more about how I spent my Christmas eve. Behold–Sation Imagine-Sation!
Are you tired of seeing my Sation swatches? Well, if you are: too bad because I love these polishes! I’ve had a few people ask me about where to get these polishes besides online so here is some not so new news: In case you haven’t heard, Sation is being sold at TJ Maxx and Marshalls in the US and Winners in Canada! I have heard from plenty of readers that they have spotted Sation at their local stores so make sure that you check them out. Back to the swatches: Imagine-Sation is another polish from the Nailstock collection from earlier in the year. All of the colors in this collection are freaking gorgeous so make sure to get your hands on the colors you like because this is a limited edition collection. The reason why I was excited to use this color is that I think it’s a close dupe for OPI Mrs. O’Leary’s BBQ. Nicole over at Polish Me, Please! started to rename polishes and she called it Mrs. O’Leary’s Scab which I thought was kinda gross but it still made me laugh. While Imagine-Sation is a little darker, I think it’s a close enough dupe that I don’t need both. It feels good to say that! The formula was a tad thick but I added a couple of drops of thinner and all was well in polishland. Best of all, it didn’t stain my nails AT ALL even though I forgot to use a base coat!
I then applied one coat of Sation Calorie Countess which is a mixture of what appears to be gold, bronze and pink glitter. This was a strange combination in the bottle but I really like how it looks on top of Imagine-Sation. I can’t wait to try it on other base colors. The formula on this was fine–just what I expect of glitter polishes. Just for shits and giggles, here is a macro shot of Calorie Countess. Great, huh?
So for Christmas eve, the mooch and I headed over to my brother and sister-in-law’s house and we had a really great time. My sil’s sister, Mimi, was visiting from Austria so it was really nice to visit with her. She is such a funny and sweet woman so it’s always a pleasure to spend time with her. She is also a bit of a make up and nail polish junkie so you know we spent quite a bit of time talking about that and she ended up writing a list of products I recommended. Don’t you just love being an enabler? We played games, ate, drank, ate some more and just had a great time. To say that I’ve been lazy today is an understatement: I am still wearing my pj’s and I’m about to take a shower and get into some fresh pj’s again. I’m going to be fairly busy tomorrow so I’m glad I got to savour this lazy day.
Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, I hope you had a wonderful day. Just think: New Year’s is just around the corner! Thanks for stopping by and talk to you soon.
P.S. Have you checked out my blog sale? I have so much new stuff on there!!
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